Vernacular

A vernacular is the native language or native dialect of a specific population, as opposed to a language of wider communication that is a second language or foreign language to the population, such as a national language, standard language, or lingua franca.

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Gay Pimpin' With Jonny Mc Govern - Vernacular
... and friends frequently use slang and vernacular that is commonly referred to as "queen's speak" in the gay community some of said vernacular are references to inside jokes on the ... Much of the vernacular is often quoted from the documentary "Paris is Burning" ...
Polite Architecture - Architectural Theory
... The term is used by architectural historians to contrast with vernacular architecture, which refers to buildings which are constructed from materials and building conventions ... As a theoretical term, the differences between "the polite" and "the vernacular" can be a matter of degree and subjective analysis ... Between the extremes of the wholly vernacular and the completely polite, there are buildings which illustrate vernacular and polite content ...
Thomas Hubka
1946) is an American architectural historian whose primary focus is vernacular architecture and related issues of architecture and cultural meaning ... for widening architectural history research to include vernacular architecture ... the 1985 winner of the "Abbott Lowell Cummings Award" of the Vernacular Architecture Forum ...
First Vernacular Dictionaries - English
... Usages have been documented not by prescriptive grammars, which on the whole are less comprehensible to the general public, but by comprehensive dictionaries, often termed unabridged, which attempt to list all usages of words and the phrases in which they occur as well as the date of first use and the etymology where possible ... These typically require many volumes, and yet not more so than the unabridged dictionaries of many languages ...
Consistori De Barcelona - Prehistory and Origins
... this event, however, remains unknown the language of composition was vernacular (cantars), but which vernacular is uncertain (Occitan or Catalan), and the names of the poets or any portions of their work have not ... The festival would included a vernacular poetry contest, modelled after those held in Toulouse, Paris, and other illustrious cities, and the poems ... sciencie and inveniendi sciencie were direct translations of the vernacular terms gay sauber (gay science) and ciència de trobar (science of troubadour composition) ...